CERES — A car was destroyed and four others damaged when one caught fire inside an auto detailing business in Ceres on Wednesday morning.
The Ceres Fire Department was dispatched to the 2200 block of Rockefeller Drive for a report of smoke coming from one of the suites and a popping noise being heard inside, said spokeswoman Carissa Higginbotham.
When crews arrived on scene, they saw dark smoke coming from the shop.
The business was closed, so firefighters had to force entry. Inside, they found one of the cars was on fire and the flames had started to spread to the building.
Fire crews extinguished the fire before any serious damage was done to the building. There was smoke damage to the adjacent suite, Higginbotham said.
One vehicle was destroyed, three others suffered heat and smoke damage, and a fifth had smoke damage.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.